A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Bridlewood Farms » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:04 am

I was thinking those same things. My theory was that the 24" barrel didn't have enough weight to kick the shells out. I bought a 30" inch barrel off line for it and now it's fine. Just wondering if anyone else has or has seen an A5 that operates with a 24" barrel.
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Luvbowhuntn » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:11 am

I've got a Belgium Light Twelve with a 24" barrel and it cycles fine
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Bridlewood Farms » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:31 am

I guess it's something with the barrel because it doesn't work right on my other A5 either. I did notice that the 24" barrel appears to be thicker in diameter around the base. I can tell its the original barrel because the serial numbers match. The barrel also has rub marks on both sides from the forearm. Is it possible that the base of the barrel could have expanded over the years?
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Cobra7 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:44 am

It's not a magnum barrel is it?
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Bridlewood Farms » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:09 am

No
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby CarolinaCutta » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:14 am

I have a early 90s jap mag 12 32" barrel with a pattern master extended long range, my go to duck gun an have dropped divers @ 50 yards with her no problem
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby tmclaimerFL » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:08 am

Japanese made Light 12 2 3/4". Love this gun so much. Grandpa bought it at a pawn shop years back and up until last season I have been using it. Got a new coat of bluing on it and now its staying in the closet to keep it in good shape. Saltwater ate it up pretty bad.
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Cobra7 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:13 am

Very nice. Just bought two more. One made in 54 and the other in 66.
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby tmclaimerFL » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:55 am

Cobra7 wrote:Very nice. Just bought two more. One made in 54 and the other in 66.

Just found out mine was made in 81'
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Jarbo03 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:02 am

Nother pic of my 54 Sweet 16ImageImage

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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Bridlewood Farms » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:40 pm

This is my 52 Belgium made auto 5. It has put down many ducks and deer in its day.
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Cobra7 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:48 pm

Great pictures!!!
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby txhunter90 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:22 pm

That moment when you get cleaner on your new a5. Shame
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby winchester1852 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:33 pm

txhunter90 wrote:That moment when you get cleaner on your new a5. Shame


ah a O fu*k moment.
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby txhunter90 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:50 pm

winchester1852 wrote:
txhunter90 wrote:That moment when you get cleaner on your new a5. Shame


ah a O fu*k moment.

Your right. Sick to my stomach
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby winchester1852 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:01 pm

did it affect the camo job much?
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby macdaddy » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:40 pm

txhunter90 wrote:Ayooo. I have the new A5 and love it


Ditto. PA south zone has a ducks only opener next Sat (19th). My new Auto 5's going. Can't wait.
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby txhunter90 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:03 pm

winchester1852 wrote:did it affect the camo job much?

Ya messed it up good on. Alot of bubbling up. I will just beat the hell out of it this season then get it re dipped
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Cobra7 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:06 pm

What kind of cleaner did you get on it??
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby MSduckslayer2013 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:42 pm

im thinking about buying an A-5 from a local pawnshop...i think these guns look amazing!! there is a local pawnshop where i live that has dozens of them but id like to do some more investigating..but im just wondering would it be a waste to get one of these if its in good condition because i do plan to hunt with this gun!! and it will not be seeing any saltwater or anything like that.. I clean my guns vigorously so i would take care of it just wanna know would this gun be a better collector gun or should it be used!! please help :help:
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby tmclaimerFL » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:54 am

MSduckslayer2013 wrote:im thinking about buying an A-5 from a local pawnshop...i think these guns look amazing!! there is a local pawnshop where i live that has dozens of them but id like to do some more investigating..but im just wondering would it be a waste to get one of these if its in good condition because i do plan to hunt with this gun!! and it will not be seeing any saltwater or anything like that.. I clean my guns vigorously so i would take care of it just wanna know would this gun be a better collector gun or should it be used!! please help :help:

If you can maintain it and not destroy it in the field, then definitely use it. You won't regret it. I have dropped mine in icy waters in the Ohio river and had it covered in salt water from hitting waves that came over the gunnels. That gun rusted badly, but I got it re blued and probably will never touch it for waterfowl. However, it was one of the best guns I ever shot.
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby tmclaimerFL » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:10 pm

Got my A-5 back from my grandfathers house. New coat of flat bluing. ImageImageImage
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Anoldhuntersc » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:46 pm

Looks good! Only gun I have hunted with for the last 30 years. Duck/dove. Light 12 30 years. Mag 12 25 years. And still going. No problems. No issues. Just works. Heavy yes. Some say it kicks. I can't tell.
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby tmclaimerFL » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:54 pm

Anoldhuntersc wrote:Looks good! Only gun I have hunted with for the last 30 years. Duck/dove. Light 12 30 years. Mag 12 25 years. And still going. No problems. No issues. Just works. Heavy yes. Some say it kicks. I can't tell.

Definitely heavy.
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Tater15 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:55 pm

Really green to the A-5 family, have recently inherited a couple from a grandfater. I have shot skeet with each, but would like to try and use the Light 12 in the timer on a duck hunt. Was currious it is an old round knob that has definatly been used like a gun is supposed to by my great grand father.
Needing to know if i can run steel threw it even, like i mentioned it is a Light 12 (2 3/4") with ** for Mod is what I looked up and was looking for some input form experienced owners. Last thing I want is to screw somethiong up that I charish and is over twice my age!

Thanks for the help.
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